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Chapter 1: Understanding Literature
Transcript of Chapter 1: Understanding Literature
Primary purpose: present a unique, significant view of experience
Genre: Literature Types
Varies from culture to culture
The Literary Canon
Canon referred to the list of books compiled creating the Christian Bible.
Now, it is a group of works that teachers, writers, and critics think is worth reading and studying.
Writers often manipulate facts to magnify a point they are trying to make.
-create characters & events
This enables the reader to see their lives and times more clearly.
Readers have increased insight into the human condition.
Theme - central or dominant idea
- seldom stated explicitly
-conveyed through emphasis of words, events, images, or actions.
One work may have multiple themes or ideas.
Conventional themes have reoccurred so often in literature that they have become familiar and accepted.
-loss of innocence
-good prevails over evil
-pain of love
-conventional themes are shaped by their society.
Kirszner & Mandell. Literature-Reading, Reacting,
Writing (Compact 7th edition). Wadsworth/Cengage, 2011.
Writers of imaginative literature stretch Language to its limits.
-move beyond the factual
details of an event.
"All About Suicide"
by Luisa Valenzuela
Discussion of the last line.
Finell, C. “All About Suicide.”
Online Video Clip.YouTube.
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Pride & Prejudice (7/10) Movie CLIP -A Letter to
Elizabeth (2005) HD. Online Video Clip.YouTube. YouTube, 16 Jun 2011. Web. 14 Jan 2014
Kelnhofer, J. “Western Literary Canon.” Online
Video Clip.YouTube. YouTube, 22 Jan 2013. Web. 13 Jan 2014
How does this short story challenge the Western Literary Canon?